For your winter reading: “The Miami Heat’s Hijacking of the NBA” by Ric Bucher
It’s pretty easy to picture your local Barnes & Nobel changing up the little display in front currently covered with love him/hate him Barack Obama books and putting up love them/hate them Miami Heat books.
The first of what should be many will be coming from the pen, er, computer of ESPN’s Ric Bucher. According to the Sports Grid, Bucher has secured a deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to write a “behind the scenes” view of the Heat, tentatively titled “Overheard.” No release date has been set.
The book will be about LeBron James and Chris Bosh joining Dwyane Wade in South Beach, “resulting upheaval across the entire league, from Nike headquarters to the Knicks’ war room, from South Beach to Cleveland, LA to the Boston parquet -- in short, the struggle for the future of professional basketball.”
Here is Bucher’s official statement:
Apocalyptic? Well, that’s overstating it. But we should expect it. And worse. Of course, if they want to sell some books outside of Dade County Bucher will heed to take some shots and a negative tone about the Heat, so you can bet he will.
Suddenly, reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies doesn’t sound like such a bad idea.